The Cars Only A Prince Could Buy — A Show Car And A Crazy Concept

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The Buggati Vision Gran Turismo concept car is something most of us will only ever see in the Playstation game Gran Turismo 6. However, a Saudi prince who is best known for taking a selfie with his grandfather, the late King of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah-bin-Abdullaziz.

If that wasn't enough for you to go red with jealousy, Prince Badr bin Saud also purchased the Bugatti Chiron show car that was used for the world premiere of the Chiron at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.  

So who exactly is this prince and just how crazy are his latest cars, let's find out.

The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo — Video Game Car Brought To Life

The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept was a concept car thatwas made by Bugatti for the Gran Turismo 6 game on the PlayStation.

Instead of making a virtual car on the interweb, Bugatti made a concept car that actually ran and was capable of scaring the living daylights out of any other car on the road.

Hyper-Racer For The Road

Capable of hitting a top speed of 400km/h, the Vision Gran Turismo was the Veyron reimagined as a track car with loads of downforce and power coming from Bugatti's monstrous 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged W12 engine.

Inspired By History, Previewing The Future

The Gran Turismo Concept car's two-tone blue paint job pays homage to Bugatti's Le Mans-winning Type 57 G Tank, from the late 1930s.

While the paint scheme was a blast from the past, the Vision Gran Turismo previewed the future of Bugatti.

The Future Of Bugatti — The Chiron

The Bugatti Chiron was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and it was the very same car that was seen on the show floor, that has made its way into Prince Badr bin Saud's collection.

Massive Engine, Massive Power

The Chiron uses a highly reworked version of the 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged, W16 engine found on the Veyron.

The Chiron produces 1,479bhp and 1,600Nm of torque. Despite weighing in at 1,995 kilograms, the Chiron will sprint from 0–100km/h in under 2.5 seconds,0-200km/h in under 6.5 seconds and 0-300km/h in less than 13.6 seconds.

The Future King Of Speed

Bugatti claims that the Chiron is limited to a top speed of 420km/h.

However, the French supercar maker is expects the Chiron to go past 450km/h, when Bugatti takes it out for a top speed run at its Ehra-Lessien test track.

Seems Like Everybody's Got A Price

A 'regular' (if you can call it that) Bugatti Chiron is priced at an eye watering €2.4 million (Rs. 17.82 Crores) and Bugatti has never quoted a price for the Gran Turismo Concept car.

So if you consider that the Saudi Prince purchased both the concept car and the Chiron show car, he must have made Bugatti quite an offer.

Here's what Bugatti had to say on Instagram about the offer that they found too hard to refuse - "Bugatti is delighted to announce that both the world premiere show car of the new Bugatti #Chiron and the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo show car, the concept of which was developed for the upcoming video game "Gran Turismo Sport" @sony @playstation , conquered the heart of @b14, a car enthusiast and Bugatti lover from Saudi Arabia, who purchased both vehicles to become the crowns of his private car collection. The customer was awarded the contract after submitting the most convincing bid."

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Story first published: Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 16:18 [IST]
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